“The Broken Kingdoms” by N.K. Jemisin

The Broken Kingdoms is the second book in N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance Trilogy.  Set ten years after the events of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, the book tells the story of a blind woman named Oree Shoth who makes a living selling trinkets beneath the World Tree in the center of the capital city, Shadow.  Oree mayRead more

2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Challenge

2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge

Alright guys, one last reading challenge for 2014.  Hosted by Dusky Literati, the 2014 PoC Speculative Fiction Challenge focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, and horror written by or about persons of color.  Here are the details and levels of the challenge: Details of the Challenge: This reading challenge runs from 1 January 2014 to 31 DecemberRead more

“The Demon Abraxas” by Rachel Calish

Generally I steer clear of paranormal romance, but I was intrigued by The Demon Abraxas because it featured a lesbian couple.  Speculative fiction is greatly enriched by diversity, and a love story between two women who get mixed up with the supernatural seemed right up my alley. When a San Francisco businesswoman named Ana KhouryRead more

“Lucretia and the Kroons” by Victor LaValle

I received a copy of Victor LaValle’s novella Lucretia and the Kroons through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The novella is a companion prequel to LaValle’s full-length novel The Devil in Silver. Twelve-year-old Lucretia Gardner (Loochie for short) is excited at the chance to have her best friend Sunny over for a late birthdayRead more

“Tankborn” by Karen Sandler

Back in June, I won a giveaway at The Book Smugglers for Karen Sandler’s novel Tankborn and its sequel Awakening.  The books are from Lee & Low, a new publisher focusing on multiculturalism and diversity in children’s and young adult literature.  Their mission is something that I fully support, and it’s especially heartening to seeRead more